A couple valuable lessons for fishing trips

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Over the years I have soaked up a lot of information that helps make fishing trips more fun and productive, but two bits in particular have helped me keep a healthy perspective when it comes to planning and executing during a day on the lake. One of the big tips is this: Never cancel a ...

Cruz homers, Tampa beats Cleveland

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CLEVELAND — Nelson Cruz homered in his Tampa Bay debut and Joey Wendle hit a go-ahead single in a six-run ninth inning as the Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 10-5 Friday night. On a day the Indians announced they will change their name to the Guardians at the conclusion of the season, a new ...

Defending the throne

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INDIANAPOLIS — There aren’t many revelations to be learned about Ohio State’s recent dominance in the Big Ten. But say the school’s name to Indiana senior wide receiver Ty Fryfogle and he smiles with anticipation. “I’m ready to beat ‘em,” Fryfogle said during Friday’s ...

Blue Jackets trade Jones

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SECAUCUS, N.J. — Seth Jones is now with the Chicago Blackhawks and could become the organization’s cornerstone on the blue line. Chicago acquired the star defenseman from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a blockbuster trade Friday just before the NHL draft began. The Blackhawks got Jones and ...

Scrappers fall to Spikes, lose 8th straight game

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NILES — State College scored five runs in the game’s final three innings to top the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 8-6 at Eastwood Field. The Scrappers led 3-2 entering the game’s seventh frame, but State College outscored Mahoning Valley 5-3 the rest of the way to earn the win. Duncan ...

Steelers maintain Super Bowl expectations despite roster turnover

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers experienced a significant amount of turnover during the offseason, yet they opened training camp on Thursday with the same lofty Super Bowl expectations. “Everybody in the NFL has the same goal, and that’s to win a Super Bowl,” veteran quarterback ...